Appreciating why “gender equality” is important on International Women’s Day

It’s “International Women’s Day” today. As expected, there are a lot of messages being shouted out about how far women have come and, of course, how much more needs to be done to achieve “gender parity” in the workplace and in society. As such, adding more verbage to all that well-established collective wisdom does not […]

Degradation happening in Boracay is happening everywhere in the Philippines

I overheard someone say the other day, “What happened to Boracay is enough to make you feel ashamed to be called a Filipino”. Some of you may feel outraged over that statement. After all, Boracay is not the Philippines. Or is it? Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte recently described Boracay as a cesspool – faeces and […]

Being “poor” does not exempt jeepney drivers from complying to road safety standards

Opposition and left-leaning “activists” are up in arms over a photo of what is said to be a list of requirements jeepney drivers need to meet in order to comply with government efforts to improve the quality of public transport and air quality in major Philippine cities. Jeepneys are 1940s-vintage design vehicles and remain a […]

You can’t destroy Mocha Uson by dragging her through the mud — because she’s already been there

The amount of time and space being given to the “issue” that is the awarding of distinction to Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson by the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Alumni Association is amazing. I may not be a big fan of the current Philippine Opposition and, specifically, the bloc of bozos who currently lead them, […]

So what if Senator Sherwin Gatchalian called “Netizens” ‘ulol’ and ‘gago’?

If we recall, current Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said far worse things. And yet here he is, the winner of the 2016 Philippine presidential elections. Democracy, right? Gatchalian is the current Yellowtard flypaper of the moment. A who’s-who of Yellowtards are buzzing around him after he called “Netizens” who responded to a tweet he fielded […]

Why the family of Ica Policarpio is not entitled to their privacy — according to the rules of social media

The very moment Bea Policarpio issued an appeal for help for her then-“missing” sister Ica Policarpio on Facebook on the 21st December, the whole affair became public domain. For some reason, perhaps with some “help” from well-connected or influential people, or perhaps simply because Ica Policarpio herself appealed to the average Netizen’s itchy Share, Like, […]